Tillman, Orioles both end skids with win over Tigers

Chris Tillman savored the applause he got walking off the mound at the end of the seventh inning. It had been a long time since he received that sort of reception.

Tillman pitched seven innings of one-hit ball for his first victory since last May, Pedro Alvarez went deep twice and the Orioles snapped a five-game skid with a 6-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

Should the NFL reject Blackwell’s proposal, Davis’ and Ware’s complaints would continue through due process.

“We’re not asking them to admit fault, or to admit guilt, or even admit that there is anything wrong,” Blackwell said in a phone interview with The New York Times. “But if they do want and expect that cheerleaders should have a fair working environment, as they have stated, then it doesn’t make any common sense why the answer would be no.”

In response to current and former cheerleaders who recently have discussed the indignities of their job — including sexual harassment, low pay, long hours and strict rules governing appearance and social media that don’t apply to players or other representatives of the team — the NFL issued a written statement that said it would work with clubs “in sharing best practices” to support cheerleading squads.

Speaking publicly for the first time since Meredith left the Bears, Pace hinted that the wide receiver’s serious knee injury, suffered last preseason, was the overriding factor in Chicago’s letting him go.

But the great unknown on the Bears’ wide receiver depth chart is Kevin White, the seventh overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft.

The woman, who was not identified, claimed Richardson broke the nondisclosure agreement signed by both parties after McNair, at the owners meetings in Orlando, said Richardson told other owners that he regretted paying off the victims and not fighting the allegations when they first surfaced.

“I’m just listening to him, listening to what his needs are right now. And making sure the medical procedures are being followed so we do everything right,” Maddon said. “It’s never going to be a unilateral decision on my part to insist that he plays, ever. … I really feel strongly that he’s going to be fine, but I don’t want to push it.”

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